"I’m Twelve Push-ups Away from a Perfect Body"
HUNT RETTIG SOLO EXHIBITION
Preview May 6, 2017 from 12-5pm
Opening Reception May 13, 2017 from 6-8pm
“I’m Twelve Push-ups Away from a Perfect Body” runs May 13 through June 17, 2017
FP Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening reception for “I’m Twelve Push-ups Away from a Perfect Body”, a solo exhibition featuring recent works by mixed media artist Hunt Rettig.
Hunt Rettig is known for his three-dimensional assemblages that produce the illusion of 2D digital images. Self-taught, Rettig’s process-based discipline is a continual quest to transform quotidian material into the sublime. In Rettig’s hands, moldable synthetics and reflective acrylics become encapsulated sculptures implying kinetic movement if not actuating it. He has been drawn to the work of Jesus Soto since childhood.
Hunt Rettig’s three-dimensional wall sculptures contain organic shapes full of light and dimension that shift depending on the vantage point of the viewer. How they are created generally perplexes the viewer. Their reflective nature makes them appear to be lit from behind. Even upon close inspection, the ¬¬perfection of these shapes behind the glassy surface is not compromised and their construction remains mysterious.
An explorer of both geographic and psychological terrain, Rettig is most at home on a dirt path or body of water observing “familiar patterns that connect us as one, like source code.” Biomorphic shapes seen in Rettig’s work suggest sensual elements omnipresent in nature. “If it didn’t exist, if it didn’t resonate, we wouldn’t be here.”
Hunt Rettig was raised in El Paso, Texas and received his B.S. from Babson College in Wellesley, Massachusetts. He lives and works in Aspen, Colorado.
In addition, we will be introducing paintings by Stephanie Visser in the Project Gallery.
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